Sculpture Garden

Indiana University East Sculpture Garden

Seven new sculptures are in place as part of Indiana University East's Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit.

The juried exhibit is now on its third installation. Each piece is on loan and will be on campus for two years, through August 2021.

Artists from across the United States were invited to submit their work for consideration to be included in the Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit. There were 114 entries submitted for the juried exhibit.

Each sculpture was carefully selected by jurors. IU East faculty Ann Kim, associate professor of fine arts; Carrie Longley, associate professor of fine arts; and Nate Kuznia, studio and gallery coordinator are the jurors.

IU East has nine sculpture pads that were added to outside areas during the campus construction and renovation of the quad area completed in August 2014. The renovation for the quad was designed to provide a more amiable space for campus gatherings and events. This improvements included additional landscaping with a rain garden, pergola, seating, planting new perimeter trees and replacement of some of the inner sidewalks.

The Artists

  • Matthew Boonstra, Charleston, Illinois, "The Passing," located in front of Whitewater Hall.
  • William Brown, Woodbury, Connecticut, "Spiral Voyage," located behind Whitewater Hall.
  • Lauren McAdams Selden, Nacogdoches, Texas, "Charlie," located in front of Hayes Hall.
  • John Parker, Glenside, Pennsylvania, "Said the Spider to the Fly," located on the quad.
  • Chad Periman, Port St. Lucie, Florida, "Three Sentinels," located near the Whitewater Hall patio.
  • Rebecca Tanda, Chicago, Illinois, "Build a scaffold for your desire," located near Tom Raper Hall.
  • Jeremy Waak, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, "AGVC3v1," located near Springwood Hall.

The Jurors

Ann Kim

Ann B. Kim is a maker and a teacher. Born in NJ, she grew up in Seoul, Los Angeles, and Southern Illinois, before moving to Northern California to pursue her college education. She received her BA in Art History and BFA in Art Practice from UC Berkeley, and holds an MFA in Studio Art with concentrations in Painting and Drawing from Mills College. She is currently residing in Dayton, OH and is an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University East in Richmond, IN. She has exhibited nationally and has been represented by Micaela Gallery in San Francisco, CA and Muse Gallery in Columbus, OH. She is also a recipient of numerous awards and grants including the Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship from the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Sarah Lewis Foundation Painting Scholarship.

Carrie Longley

Carrie Longley is a studio artist and educator. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University East. She holds a BA in Studio Art from Wittenberg University and MFA from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She exhibits her work extensively throughout the United States and has received numerous awards including “Emerging Craftsman” from Ohio Designer Craftsman, “The Bobby Kadis Award” at the Fenland School of Crafts, MCACD Individual Artist Fellowship, and the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck “Young Sculptor’s Award.”

Nate Kuznia

About the selection

It was an honor and challenge to once again serve as a juror for the 2017 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Fellow jurors Ann Kim, Ed Thornburg and I reviewed a total of 114 submissions. In order to select sculptures for the exhibit, we considered the scale, color, and form of each artwork in relation to the open setting of our campus. In addition, the selections must also be able to withstand the outdoor weather conditions of Indiana over the period of the exhibition. Visitors on campus before sunrise and after dusk may be surprised to see the illuminated portion of artist, Mary Ratliff's sculpture entitled, "Symbiosis." Another special inclusion in this year's exhibit is the kinetic sculpture of Rollin Karg from Kechi, Kansas. His sculpture entitled, "Kinetic Beam 2.2" responds to the open, often windy setting of our campus as shiny, steel orbs rotate around a central axis or beam. I hope the Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition will encourage the campus and Richmond community to explore all corners of our beautiful campus at IUE.

Carrie Longley